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Sat 11 May 2013

Pakistan holds general elections

  • By Anne Cukier and 1 other
  • Last update: 2 years ago
  • Pakistan

Pakistan holds parliamentary elections to select the new members of the National Assembly, a presidential spokesman stated on March 20.Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari announced the elections after the disqualification of former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani by the Supreme Court on June 19. Gilani was found guilty of contempt of court for refusing an earlier court order to re-open a corruption investigation into the finances of Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari in Switzerland. Zardari did not protest against the Court's decision in order to keep the stability of Pakistan's democracy.

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